What School Has the Most Heisman Trophy Winners?

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Ohio State's Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) is congratulated after his touchdown catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in Madison, Wis.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Nov 05, 2023, 4:17 PM

Four different schools have had seven Heisman Trophy winners: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and USC. As of 2023, no college football program has produced more than seven. 

Alabama is next on the list with four Heisman winners, all of which have come during the Nick Saban era of Crimson Tide football.

All five schools have players priced in the 2023 Heisman odds market. 

USC Heisman Trophy Winners

  • Mike Garrett (1965)
  • O.J. Simpson (1968)
  • Charles White (1979)
  • Marcus Allen (1981)
  • Carson Palmer (2002)
  • Matt Leinart (2004)
  • Caleb Williams (2022)

Additionally, USC running back Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy in 2005, but the award has since been vacated because of NCAA violations.

Oklahoma Heisman Trophy Winners

  • Billy Vessels (1952)
  • Steve Owens (1969)
  • Billy Sims (1978)
  • Jason White (2003)
  • Sam Bradford (2008)
  • Baker Mayfield (2017)
  • Kyler Murray (2018)

Ohio State Heisman Trophy Winners

  • Les Horvath (1944)
  • Vic Janowicz (1950)
  • Howard Cassady (1955)
  • Archie Griffin (1974)
  • Archie Griffin (1975)
  • Eddie George (1995)
  • Troy Smith (2006)

Notre Dame Heisman Trophy Winners

  • Angelo Bertelli (1943)
  • John Lujack (1947)
  • Leon Hart (1949)
  • John Lattner (1953)
  • Paul Hornung (1956)
  • John Huarte (1964)
  • Tim Brown (1987)

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.